Physicists Move Atom Inside Crystal
Nanotechnology is a thriving science. Parts for computers for example are becoming smaller and more precise by the minute. One of the most efficient computers would be the so-called quantum computer. Up to now, its existence has been merely a concept that is based on the laws of quantum mechanics. Here, the ability to control the state of single atoms is decisive. For the first time ever, scientists of Kiel Univ. have managed to move single atoms vertically inside a crystal. This is important for the further development of nanostructures. Simultaneously, the physicists found a method for measuring a transistor-like behavior of single atoms.
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